Sag

Definition of Sag

Pronunciation: săg
v. i.1.To sink, in the middle, by its weight or under applied pressure, below a horizontal line or plane; as, a line or cable supported by its ends sags, though tightly drawn; the floor of a room sags; hence, to lean, give way, or settle from a vertical position; as, a building may sag one way or another; a door sags on its hinges.
[imp. & p. p. Sagged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sagging .]
2.Fig.: To lose firmness or elasticity; to sink; to droop; to flag; to bend; to yield, as the mind or spirits, under the pressure of care, trouble, doubt, or the like; to be unsettled or unbalanced.
The mind I sway by, and the heart I bear,
Shall never sag with doubt nor shake with fear.
- Shak.
3.To loiter in walking; to idle along; to drag or droop heavily.
To sag to leeward
(Naut.) to make much leeway by reason of the wind, sea, or current; to drift to leeward; - said of a vessel.
- Totten.
v. t.1.To cause to bend or give way; to load.
n.1.State of sinking or bending; sagging.

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